On Your Marq is a college support program for Marquette undergraduates on the autism spectrum, focusing on the unique ways autism interacts with the college experience. It addresses needs that are not covered by formal accommodation. Students with autism will work one-on-one with a coach and a peer mentor to adapt and thrive in the college environment. They will also participate in a college life skills seminar for young adults. On Your Marq will be provided for an estimated fee of $3,000 a semester (a reduced fee may be available for students with financial need). For more information about the On Your Marq program, please contact us via oym@marquette.edu, or (414) 288-0212.

Areas of Support

  • Academic: Time management, study skills, academic and career planning, organization, interviewing skills
  • Social: Communication skills, relationship development, social events
  • Independent living: Self-care, dorm life, self-advocacy, stress reduction

In the News

Check out Drs. Van Hecke and Carlson on WUWM 89.7 speaking about the launch of On Your Marq: 


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply to Marquette before applying to OYM?

Yes. Applications to On Your Marq will only be accepted once an admission to Marquette is given. Marquette undergraduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so you will receive a formal decision within 2-3 weeks of completing your application. Once you receive an official acceptance, you can submit your application to On Your Marq.

More information on how to apply to Marquette can be found on the undergraduate admissions website.

What is the deadline for OYM applications?

The deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Early bird application deadline extended to February 15th, 2019. However we are still accepting applications for Fall 2019 on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.

What do I need to do to complete my application to OYM?

Please see the Application Checklist to make sure you have completed all the necessary forms. Once you have sent in your application, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received. If you do not receive an email within two weeks of sending it, please send us an email at oym@marquette.edu.

When will I know if I am officially accepted into the OYM program?

There will be an interview day on March 23rd, 2019 and decisions about program acceptances will be sent out shortly after.

What does it cost? How can I pay for it?
   Does financial aid through Marquette cover the cost of OYM?

The cost of the program is $3,000 per semester. Marquette financial aid will not cover the cost of this program, but we do operate with a sliding scale fee. We highly recommend that you look into outside scholarships to help cover the cost of the program.

Is it possible to be partially enrolled in OYM?

No. There will be no partial enrollment in OYM. Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the program, including but not limited to: college life skills seminar, communication with grad coaches, group information sessions, etc.

Can OYM help me get into Marquette?

No. You must apply and be accepted to Marquette before applying to OYM.

Is OYM rolling admission?

No. Marquette undergraduate admissions is rolling admission, but OYM is not. The OYM early bird application deadline is February 1st, 2019 February 15th, 2019 and applications will be reviewed in the following weeks. Some applicants will be invited to interview for the program on March 23rd, 2019. However, we are still accepting applications for Fall 2019 on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.

What is the difference between OYM and Disability Services?

OYM is a voluntary-participation program for students specifically on the Autism Spectrum that provides supports geared towards bolstering student success beyond traditional accommodations. The Office of Disability Services works with students with many different medical and mental-health diagnoses (including Autism Spectrum diagnoses) to explore, approve, and coordinate accommodations under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Students may choose to interact with either, or both offices. Many will choose both.